Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Donna Summer, Encore (Crimson Productions) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) The ultimate Donna Summer box set, Encore bring together the late superstar's complete albums on 33 CDs, including 8 discs of 7″ and 12″ mixes, single edits, non-album cuts, and other rarities. It totals a staggering 329 tracks, truly the most comprehensive tribute to Summer ever collected. Christian John Wikane provides the new liner notes. The set is
If blues-rock, jams, and prog are your bag, you'll want to mark March 27 on your calendar. Real Gone Music is set to release a hard-to-find Bay Area pysch-rock LP from Sopwith Camel, a stellar blues-rock effort by Martha Velez featuring music royalty, and the latest entry in their Grateful Dead reissue series with Road Trips Vol. 3, No. 2: Austin 11/15/71. The Grateful Dead title arrives as a 2-CD set, presenting a smoldering show performed not long after Keith Godchaux joined the band.